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Do you really want “great photo” comments?

At our last meeting we broke into groups and really looked at and “critiqued” some photos. How many “great photo” comments did you hear, and would one make you feel like you were excelling at you craft? Or did actual feelings and insights feed you better information and direction? Here's an article that goes well with what we did last month.
See you on Sunday !!!


Help Wanted….

From Mark Oehler,

“For the last couple years I have been volunteering to photograph the Eastern Iowa Engineering and Science Fair. It involves going to each display and photographing the student(s) with each one. There are usually a couple hundred displays and it takes most of the morning and early afternoon for one photographer to do it. I was wondering if someone in the club might be interested in helping with it this year.
It is scheduled for March 15th.

Mark Oehler
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Crimes Against Photography

Landscape Photographer Etiquette… or anyone for that matter….

We've all had a run-in, either minor or excessive, with a person or photographer that thinks their shot or time is more important than the time you've already invested in setting up, or getting your shot. Maybe you haven't had the privilege of meeting one of these people?  Some people either don't have any consideration, or they just never learned to share growing up? I did have a mild experience in Arizona, but it was quickly diffused by a couple other photographers that had my back, because I shared the spot with them to get great shots before the “group” and their leader showed up, (and the participants in the group were great too). Once their leader figured out we were all about sharing the spot, he warmed right up.
Here's an entertaining blog post with a list of examples of some of the people you might meet along your travels.


Detours for upcoming meetings

This will affect our meeting this Sunday.  People coming from the CR direction will need to allow for extra time for the detour.  It sounds like it will probably affect the October meeting as well.

Finally!! New MS Codec Pack for photo file viewing

Microsoft finally released a new codec pack for being able to view Canon RAW, Nikon, and 10 other camera company's files, in your “Explorer” window!! If you would like to view your photos without having to open them in your editing software, and you have a newer computer (or older one), now you can do it once again.


  • The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack enables the viewing of a variety of device-specific file formats in Window Live Photo Gallery as well as other software that is based in Windows Imaging Codecs (WIC).
  • Installing this package will allow supported RAW camera files to be viewable in Windows Explorer.
  • This package is available in both 32-bit (MicrosoftCodecPack_x86.msi) and 64-bit (MicrosoftCodecPack_amd64.msi) versions.

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